Matt Sorum & Jane Lynch "Adopt The Arts"
Guns N' Roses basher Matt Sorum is teaming up with comedic genius Jane Lynch to bring music programs back to LA public schools. The FundAnything campaign called "Adopt the Arts" is aiming to raise $85,000, and will launch with a video starring Lynch and Sorum. In the video, Matt tries out some new songs on Jane in an attempt to come up with the perfect message for inspiring kids. He and Jane also get a little help from some of their famous friends who make surprise appearances in the video.
It all started when Abby Berman, mother of a former Rosewood Avenue School student, learned that the school's music program had been eliminated due to budget cuts. Berman alerted friend and musician Matt Sorum, and the two sprung into action, adopting schools and restoring their music programs. They harnessed the star power of several actors and musicians, including Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.
"We're so excited to launch a campaign that will help us expand our efforts to bring music into the lives of hundreds of school children who will now be able to practice and play an instrument and make music their very own," Berman said. "The really important part of our efforts, and the thing that policy makers and school administrators fail to see, is that the music spills over into every other aspect of these kids' lives, adding color, vibrancy, creativity, and instilling them with practical knowledge and self-confidence."